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Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Classic creamy, smooth peanut butter makes these Peanut Butter M&M Cookies out of this world delicious and the perfect mid-week treat!

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We’ve all known and loved peanut butter since childhood. What would our school lunches have been without peanut butter or a PB&J sandwich? Whether you’re a fan of creamy or chunky, peanut butter has always had a place in American culture.

But have you ever wondered how peanut butter came about? And how did it become so popular?

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Peanut butter actually dates back to Aztec times. The Aztecs mashed roasted peanuts into a paste, somewhat different from what we know of as peanut butter today.

But many people have been credited with the title of peanut-butter-inventor, among them George Washington Carver. However, he did not invent peanut butter; instead he promoted more than 300 uses for peanuts, among other crops such as soy beans and sweet potatoes.

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The actual invention of peanut butter, its process of manufacture and the machinery used to make it, can be credited to at least three people. In 1884 Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented peanut paste, the finished product from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces.

In 1895 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (the creator of Kellogg’s cereal) patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts. He marketed it as a healthy protein substitute for patients without teeth.

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In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis, Missouri, patented a peanut-butter-making machine. In 1922, chemist Joseph Rosefield invented a process for making smooth peanut butter that kept the oil from separating by using partially hydrogenated oil.

In 1928 he licensed his invention to the company that created Peter Pan peanut butter. And in 1932 he began producing his own peanut butter under the name Skippy.

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Peanut Trivia:

  • Peanuts are actually not nuts but legumes grown underground.
  • The U.S. is the third largest producer of peanuts (Georgia and Texas are the two major peanut-producing states). China and India are the first and second largest producers, respectively.
  • More than half of the American peanut crop goes into making peanut butter.
  • U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson were peanut farmers.
  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • Americans eat around 700 million pounds of peanut butter per year (about 3 pounds per person).
  • An average American child eats 1,500 PB&J sandwiches before graduating from high school.
  • Peanut Butter M&M Cookies are in my Top 5 favorite cookies!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large bag M&M candy

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees,  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your sand mixer, combine the peanut butter, shortening and sugars.  Beat until smooth then scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.  Beat on high for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and mix for 30 seconds.  Scrape the bowl again.
  4. In another bowl, sift together baking soda, flour and salt.   In two parts, add that mixture to the mixing bowl on low speed.  Increase speed and mix until combined.
  5. Next,  add in your peanut butter, soda, flour, and salt. Mixing well.
  6. Mix in half of the M&Ms with the mixer on low speed.
  7. Chill dough for 1 hour.
  8. Once chilled, roll dough into 1- 2 in. balls and place them on prepared baking sheet.
  9. Press a few M&M's on top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 8 minutes
  11. Let cool.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
Homemade Nutter Butters - Step by step tutorial to create your favorite peanut butter cookie at home! | JavaCupcake.com

Homemade Nutter Butters

Enjoy the flavors of a childhood favorite cookie without leaving your kitchen with these Homemade Nutter Butters! Homemade Nutter Butters - Step by step tutorial to create your favorite peanut butter cookie at home! | JavaCupcake.com

I’ve been holding on to this recipe for a few weeks now… waiting for the right moment to share it with all of you here.  I’ve been so busy with family, life and dealing with reintegration, I knew that after my soldier came home I wouldn’t be up or much baking.  So, I made these Homemade Nutter Butters and saved the recipe to share with you today!

The process to make these cookies was pretty easy. Roll a ball of dough in sugar, flatten it, press fork marks into the top then squeeze the middles.  Easy peasy.

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Who doesn’t love Nutter Butters?  Okay, maybe those few people who are allergic to peanut butter or who don’t like peanut butter (my husband hates peanut butter!).   Nutter Butters are one of those cookies that are just timeless.  They’ve been around for decades and as far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved eating these delicious peanut shaped cookies!

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My version of Nutter Butters aren’t exactly like the store-bought cookie.  My version is bigger… a lot bigger!  And they’re a bit softer.  My Homemade Nutter Butters are chewy with a rich peanut butter filling.

Don’t worry though… all that great peanut butter flavor that we love in Nutter Butters is still in my homemade version!

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The filling for these Homemade Nutter Butters is based on my favorite peanut butter buttercream recipe.  However, I didn’t want the filling to be quite as smooth and fluffy as my favorite pb bc.  So, I used less butter, more sugar and less cream to create a thick, rich filling… just like the original cookie! So good!

So, if you’re looking for a peanut butter cookie that is reminiscent of your favorite cookie from your childhood, try these Homemade Nutter Butters!

Happy Baking!

Homemade Nutter Butters

Homemade Nutter Butters

Yield: 2 dozen GIANT sandwich cookies
Prep Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 38 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar, for rolling

Filling

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat on high for 2 minutes or until it's light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.
  4. Add the flour to the mixing bowl and mix on low until just combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix on medium high speed until the dough has come together.
  5. Cover and chill overnight or 8 hours.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 F degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll 2-3 Tbsp of dough into a 2-3 inch log and roll in sugar. Place the log on the prepared baking sheet. NOTE: For smaller cookies, use only 1 Tbsp of cookie dough and reduce baking time by 1 minute.
  8. Gently press the dough log flat with your fingers. Press a fork into the dough to create a cris-cross pattern. Squeeze the center of each log to create a the Nutter Butter shape.
  9. Bake 7-8 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  10. Cool on the pan 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely before filling.

Filling

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and peanut butter.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the vanilla and milk and mix until the filling forms a ball... about 30 seconds.

Assembly

  1. Spread a generous amount of filling onto the flat side of one cookie.
  2. Gently press a second cookie, flat side down, onto the frosting.
  3. Eat!

Notes

If made as directed above, recipe yields GIANT cookies. If you want cookies closer to the size of actual Nutter Butters, use only 1 Tbsp of dough when rolling and shaping the cookies and reduce baking time by 1 minute.

Cookie recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Biscotti

Enjoy your morning coffee with these chocolate dipped peanut butter biscotti!  Perfectly crunchy and full of peanut butter and chocolate flavor!

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A couple years ago, I made my first two batches of biscotti to give as Christmas gift’s to Emily’s teacher.  White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti and Gingerbread Biscotti.  Both were a huge hit.  So much that Emily’s teacher, Ms. Nipper,  asks Emily every few months if I’ll be making biscotti again anytime soon!

Unfortunately, it’s been two years and I haven’t made another batch.  So, when I saw a picture of chocolate dipped peanut butter biscotti on Pinterest, I knew I had to find a recipe and try them!  It was time to finally make biscotti again!

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This dough for this recipe comes together really simply.  Cream the peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar together then add the eggs & vanilla.  Flour and baking powder with the milk is next.

If you didn’t have peanut butter chips, chocolate chips would be delicious in this biscotti as well and would add even more chocolate flavor! I mean seriously… who doesn’t love more chocolate? Especially with peanut butter!

Of course, I’ll be packing up a few of these chocolate dipped peanut butter biscotti and sending them to school with Emily to give to her teachers.  And, I really hope that Ms. Nipper loves these as much as she loved the last batch!

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And on a personal note… this will be the last week of recipes for a few weeks.  Next week someone special will be home from Afghanistan and I’ll be taking some time off from the blog to be with him and our family.  I’ll be posting pictures next week of the homecoming… so look for that!

So… until next week, I’ll be enjoying these chocolate dipped peanut butter biscotti with my morning coffee and waiting (not-so-patiently) for the big day!

Happy Baking!

Chocolate dipped Peanut Butter Biscotti

Yield: 30-35 Biscotti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Biscotti

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (NOT all natural)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips

Dipping Chocolate

  • 12oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions

Biscotti

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the two sugars until there are no more lumps.
  4. Add the peanut butter and cream on high for about 2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and cream again for 30 seconds.
  5. One at a time, add the eggs and mix well after each addition. After all the eggs have been added, scrape the sides of the bowl, add the vanilla and beat on high for 30 seconds.
  6. With the mixer on low-medium speed, add half the flour and mix until just incorporated. Pour in the milk and then the remaining flour. Mix until just incorporated.
  7. Scrape the sides of the bowl and pour in the peanut butter chips. Mix on low-medium speed until the chips have been evenly distributed or about 10 seconds. NOTE: The dough will be thick and sticky at this point.
  8. Separate the dough into four pieces. Shape each piece into a 4x6in rectangle about 1/2in thick and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until firm to the touch. Rotate the pans half way through baking.
  10. Allow to cool on a wire rack about 15 minutes.
  11. Cut each loaf into 1/2-3/4 inch slices.
  12. Place each slice cut side down back onto the lined baking sheet.
  13. Bake each side for about 8-10 minutes or until dry.
  14. Cool biscotti on the pans for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dipping Chocolate

  1. Line a clean baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Gently melt 2/3 of the chocolate over a double boiler. Once completely melted, add the remaining chocolate and still until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Dip the long, bottom edge of each biscotti into the chocolate. Tap off any excess chocolate and gently scrape the long edge against the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. .
  4. Sprinkle a few chopped peanuts over the chocolate. Set dipped biscotti on the wax paper chocolate side up and allow to set at least 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

Recipe originally from allrecipes .

Depending on how thick you slice them, you will get at least 2 dozen biscotti, but probably more.

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Soft Batch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

If you make these Soft Batch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies for your Valentine, they’ll be sure to love you forever! Soft-Batch Peanut Butter Valentine M&M Cookies | JavaCupcake.com I’ve been in search for a really great peanut butter cookie for a few weeks.  I’ve tried several recipes but none were what I was looking for.  What I wanted in a peanut butter cookie was for it to be soft, full of peanut butter flavor and to melt in my mouth with each bite.  I have had many cookies that were good, but most were too hard, crumbly and just didn’t make the grade. Of course, it wouldn’t be a great peanut butter cookie if there wasn’t chocolate involved.  And, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner what better addition to these cookies would there be but Valentine M&Ms?  Seriously, there isn’t anything better. Soft-Batch Peanut Butter Valentine M&M Cookies | JavaCupcake.com So here we have a super delicious soft batch peanut butter cookie filled with Valentine M&M’s that’s just about perfect.  My kids absolutely LOVE these cookies.  I’m pretty certain that Matty Pants has eaten 3 today.  And I’m also pretty certain that if I let him he’d eat 30 today! Matty Pants | JavaCupcake.com Speaking of Matty Pants… he’s about to turn two years old.  What the heck?  Where has time gone?  I mean seriously, it just seems like a few months ago that he was born and now my little man is almost two?  Holy cow! I’ve been thinking about what theme to plan his 2nd birthday party in.  Dinosaurs or Toy Story.  Toy Story has a dinosaur in it… so if I did that, then I’d be killing two birds with one stone.  But, if I just did a dinosaur party, it’d be really easy to just pop some dinosaurs on top of cupcakes and call it good. What have been some of your favorite themes for your kid’s birthday parties? Soft-Batch Peanut Butter Valentine M&M Cookies | JavaCupcake.com Last year you might remember I made Sesame Street Cupcakes for Matty’s 1st birthday.  I put together this amazing tutorial for them because they just turned out so super cute. Anyhoo… back to these cookies.  I kinda went off on a Matty-tangent there. Soft-Batch Peanut Butter Valentine M&M Cookies | JavaCupcake.com This year, I’ve decided that I wanted to keep my Valentine’s Day treats really simple.  I’ll be posting several recipes that are either no-bake, have very minimal prep, or that are just super simple.   I’ll also be posting a DIY project that can be giving as a sweet, yet delicious teacher-gift.  So make sure to stay tuned for all the Valentine awesomeness still to come! I really hope you enjoy these Soft Batch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies as much as we do! Happy Baking! 

Soft Batch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Soft Batch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Yield: 2-3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used JIF)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Valentine M&M Candies + more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Add the sugars and mix on high for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix on high for 1 minute.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix again to ensure that everything has been incorporated.
  7. Fold in the 3/4 cup M&M candies.
  8. Form 2-3 Tbsp of dough into a a ball and flatten slightly to form a disc. Place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Using a fork, press a criss-cross pattern into the top of each cookie. Garnish with 2-3 additional M&M candies on top.
  10. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies feel slightly firm to the touch and the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Recipe from Bake Space .

NOTE: Some people have noticed the dough was a bit dry why they made this recipe. If yours turns out dry, add a few tablespoons of water or milk to the batter to help moisten it. I have never had to do this, so I can't guarantee the outcome - it's only a suggestion. 🙂 Happy baking!

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms cookies are one of my all-time favorite treats!  There is nothing that satisfies like the salty-sweet combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  

I was inspired to turn this recipe that takes your favorite soft peanut butter cookie and combines it with the classic melt in your mouth goodness of a Hershey’s chocolate kiss candy. And turn the traditional cookies into a super fun, super cute Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms!

It was super easy too! All I needed was green frosting and holiday sprinkles!  Use a bit of green frosting to pipe around the kiss on top of the cookie, then add sprinkles to make it look like a tree. It’s a fun way to dress them up for a holiday party, cookie swap or your cookie platter for Christmas. They took just a few minutes to decorate but they are impressive!

Peanut butter blossoms set out on a table for a party.

Are there other ways to make Peanut Butter Blossoms fun for Christmas?

Yes, you can add in some holiday-colored sprinkles to the dough. I have even seen people add food coloring in green and red to the dough to make the cookies themselves holiday colors.  Just have fun with it and know that no matter what they look like, everyone loves getting cookies as a gift. 

Classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies 

We have all had this cookie at some point in our life.  Grandma’s made them when we came over for the weekend, or maybe it was served at a birthday party.  Many use these as a favorite holiday cookie treat. No matter where you have had peanut butter blossom cookies, you will recognize the pointy top of the kiss on top and know it is a peanut butter cookie on the bottom. 

What makes my recipe the best recipe for peanut butter blossom cookies? 

I think it is in the use of shortening versus butter in the dough.  I love the flavor of butter, but when you want a cookie that stands up better to shape, shortening is a must!

It could, of course, be that I always make these cookies with love in my heart.  Knowing I am making something yummy for my family – well, that does add flavor to them. Doesn’t it? 

Peanut butter blossom cookies decorated for Christmas. Served on a white cake stand.

Can I freeze these cookies for later? 

Yes!  That is, in fact, one of the best parts of this cookie.  You can make the peanut butter dough ahead of time and roll into balls, then freeze those to grab a single cookie at a time to bake. Just leave the Hershey Kiss off until ready to bake. 

I like to make the dough in big batches, then flash freeze balls of it on a cookie sheet.  Once they are mostly frozen, I will drop them into a large freezer bag that has been labeled and dated.  This makes it easy for me to grab just 4-6 cookies at a time. Without a huge batch on the counter, I am better at self-control.  

Just keep a bag of Kisses in the pantry for those days you want a few peanut butter blossom cookies!

Ingredients to make Christmas tree peanut butter blossoms

Variations on peanut butter blossoms 

Of course, this recipe is a classic that needs no updates.  However, sometimes I am in the mood for something different.  That’s why I enjoy doing unique things that will add extra flavor to a batch of these cookies.  Below are some of my favorite ways to switch things up. 

  • Instead of coating the cookies in just sugar, make it cinnamon sugar for a peanut butter snickerdoodle effect
  • Use hugs or caramel kisses instead of traditional chocolate
  • Mix mini chocolate chips into the cookie dough
  • Use crunchy peanut butter
  • Mix in chopped peanuts, pecans, or even walnuts into the dough
Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms

Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 48 Hershey's Kisses chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup shortening (I used Crisco)
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 sugar, for rolling
  • green frosting
  • red, green, & white holiday sprinkles
  • disposable piping bag fitted with a Wilton #4 piping tip

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.
  3. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  5. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Assembly

  1. NOTE: Cookies must be completely cooled & chocolate hardened before decorating.
  2. Fill the prepared piping bag with green frosting.
  3. Starting at the base of the Hershey Kiss, pipe a line of frosting that swirls up & around to the top of the kiss.
  4. Immediately sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.

More Family Favorite Cookie Recipes 

Obviously, I love peanut butter cookies with chocolate on top, but those aren’t my only favorites.  Check out the list below for some more of my family favorites. Have fun in the kitchen with your kids whipping up a batch of delicious cookies to share over a tall glass of milk, or with a hot cup of cocoa. 

Want more cookies?

Check out the main page for the 12 Days of Cookies and you’ll find the links to all the recipes!

Loaded Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Loaded Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by JavaCupcake.com

There’s no real reason for making these cookies.  No special occasion.  No person to gift them to.  Really, I just wanted to eat them.

I first saw the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies at Mom on Time Out and had the tab with the recipe pulled up on it since  they were posted a week ago.  Drooling.  I mean seriously… peanut butter, chocolate and Reese’s.  Yes, please!

So yeah… I guess you could say that my drooling was the reason for these cookies.  My family didn’t appreciate my constant salivation…. or having to pass me a tissue every five minutes.

I didn’t have the same mini peanut butter cups that the Mom on Time Out recipe called for… but I did have a bag of Reese’s that were slightly larger.  So… I made due.  Oh… and I added peanut butter chips and espresso and used dark chocolate.

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Yeah… you read that right.  ALL that went into these cookies.  Now you see why they’re called Loaded Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.

Enjoy!

PS… these only lasted one day before my family ate them all.  One day.  (I may or may not have eaten 1/2 of them myself.)  Next time… I double this recipe!

Loaded Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I used JIF)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • peanut butter chips, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 8oz bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Unwrapped Mini Cups

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, espresso powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the brown and white sugars. Add the peanut butter and butter and beat on high until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat again.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined on medium. Turn mixer to high and beat for 1 minute.
  5. Mix in the water.
  6. In three parts, add the flour mixture. Mix on medium until the dough comes together. NOTE: It will be thick!
  7. Fold in the peanut butter chips.
  8. Roll tablespoon size balls of dough in your hand. Press a mini Reese's cup in the center of each ball and press the dough around it.
  9. Place the dough ball on the cookie sheet and gently press it so it slightly flattens out. Press a few extra peanut butter chips on top if necessary. (This makes the cookies look pretty!)
  10. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  11. Cool on the pan for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

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